Fine Food Products from North Rhine Westphalia

North Rhine Westphalia

4711 — A perfume indigenous to Cologne with a history that dates back to the time of Napoleon and influenced by Parisian fragrance makers. Reportedly, under Napoleon's rule the French only accepted the term 'perfume' for French-made products. So they called 4711 'eau-de-cologne' — water of Cologne. (North-Rhine Westphalia)
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Alba — Complete pickling assortment and other spices and herbs, made by Gehring & Neiweiser GmbH Alba pickling-spices are the number 1 in Germany. (North-Rhine Westphalia)
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Apetito — Frozen food and catering solutions from Rheine. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Aurora — Germany's most famous flour brand originating in Cologne (arguably the world's capital for top quality breads). Popularized by TV advertising in the 1960 and 70s, this brand features many specialized wheat, rye or spelt flour varieties for different breads. Today the brand is owned by Hamburg based GoodMills Deutschland GmbH (North-Rhine Westphalia)
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Bitburger — Germany's number 1 draft beer. Bitburger is valued for its crisp and clean taste, and is enjoyed in over 70 countries worldwide. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Brandt — Widely known for their Mocha Beans (dark chocolate infused with mocha coffee) and brandy beans (brandy-filled truffles). (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Brandt — Brandt Zwieback is an iconic brand, known and beloved in all of Germany. It's a low calorie toast (English: rusk) that is popular with teething babies and health conscious older folks as well as used as an ingredient by home cooks. The family owned company located in Hagen also produces high end chocolate novelites. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Brinker — Based in Herne, this frozen bread producer sells German spcialty breads around the globe. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Chio Chips — Reportedly the first potato chips brand in Germany, originally introduced by the Opel family (think automobiles), and now owned by Intersnack GmbH. Their assortment also includes other types of baked snacks. (North-Rhine Westphalia)
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Coppenrath & Wiese — Based in Osnabrück, with worldwide sales of frozen tortes, cakes, desserts. In USA with own label products (North Rhine Westphalia)
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DAB — DAB is the ambassador of the famous Dortmund Beer style which is brewed in compliance with the German Beer Purity Law of 1516. Using only pure and natural ingredients, DAB is still brewed in Dortmund to original recipes. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Delba (Feldkamp) — Founded in 1983, this family-owned company is another favorite Westphalian regional whole grain producer. Distinguished for very high quality, these products remain fresh and most for close to a year. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Dextro Energen — Dextro Energy has been synonymous with dextrose on which generations of schoolchildren, working professionals and athletes have relied on Dextro Energy to boost performance. Deveoped in Germany in the 1920, it was first sold in pharmacies to help athletes and thinkers consume that sole form of sugar molcules providing energy to the brain. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Diamant — Another well known German refined flour brand originating in Soest, with many varieties perfected for bread and cake making. The brand is owned today by Hamburg-based Aurora Mehl GmbH (North-Rhine Westphalia)
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Diebels Alt — One of the best known and most popular Alt Biers in Germany. This is the dark top-fermented beer popular in Duessledorf and surroundings. The brand belongs to the Anheuse Bush Inbev group. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Dr. Oetker — A well-known. global baking aids brand. Produces over 400 products in Gemany, in the baking mixes, baking aids, dessert mixes, ready to eat desserts, breakfast cereals, frozen pizza and frozen snacks categories. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Fa — Clever advertising in the 1970's made Fa a cult brand. Owned by Schwarzkopf & Henkel, they offer soap and deodorants, and shower, bath and shaving products for men and women. (North-Rhine Westphalia)
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Früh Kölsch — A style distinctive to Cologne, the name Kölsch is protected by law under the Kölsch Konvention so that only beers brewed in and around the city can bear the name. Früh is well regarded in the city and considered one of the best Kölsch. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Funny Frisch — Probably the best known potato chips brand in Germany. Introduced in the 1960s with lots of TV ads. Still a classic. The assortment also includes other baked snacks. Tpday owned by Intersnack GmbH (North-Rhine Westphalia)
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Haribo — Haribo - the acronym for Hans Richter Bonn - is the world's first gummi bear brand, founded in the 1920s in Bonn along the Rhine River. Today, Haribo gummi bears, licorice rounds and more can be found all over the world. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Hitschler — An 80-year old producer of chewy candies and sugary treats based in Cologne. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Ice & Frozen — Frozen Bread and Cake wholesaler based in Cologne (one of Germany's best bread cities). Delivers solutions to small German bakeries around the world. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Katjes — One of Germany's leading soft and hard candy brands, best known for the unique licorice "cats" and fruity gums. Headquartered in Emmerich close to the Dutch border. Owns brands Ahoj Brause, Sallos and Wick. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Kuchenmeister — Established in 1884, this is one of Germany's last remaining "fine bakers" with great quality of cake making. Ther alcohol-infused, ready-to-eat cakes are uiqta delight. Clean label quality ingredients. (North Rhine-Westphalia)
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König – Pils Beer — König's pilsner pours light gold with a white, foamy head. Yeasty characteristics emerge in the aroma as the beer warms, so drink it cold to fully appreciate the fragrant, earthy hops and mellow sugary malt scents. Owned by Bitburger. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Lambertz — Originating as a bakery in Aachen in 1688, this company has become one of Germany's leading cookie and baked goods producer, and one of the world's largest exporters of famous Christmas delicacies, such as Printen, Dominosteine, Gingerbreads and many cookie varieties. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Lambertz — One of Germany's leading cookie companies, based in Aachen, and reportedly founded in 1688. Known for a wide variety of Christmas cookies, from Aachner Printen, to gingerbread, marzipan squares, and stollen. Also supply everyday, all natural cookies. (North Rhine-Westphalia)
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Loewensenf — The famous hot Duesseldorf hot mustard is Germany's best known mustard brand. Owned by the Develey Group. Sweet mustards in tubes, tubs, and glasses are also available. (North-Rhine Westphalia)
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Mamba — Introduced in 1953, this popular fruity- chewy candy brand, owned by Storck ,is one of Germany's favorite treats. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Merci — A chocolate gift item containing bars with four different flavors of chocolate, from milk to dark. From Storck (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Mestemacher — The leading whole grain and pumpernickel bread brand in Germany, Mestemacher is synonymous with healthy lifestyle and nutritious eating. Since 1871, the company has specialized in unique baking methods that create a large variety of fiber-laden, nutrient-preserving dark roasted breads. A special feature: these breads stay moist and fresh for more than a year, without any preservatives or additives, due to special baking an packing methods. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Nimm 2 — Another well known candy brand from the Storck assortment with fruity hard candies, fortified with vitamins (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Oebel — Based in Cologne, the heart of German bread-making art, Oebel prodces a large variety of bread, as well as Christmas stollen. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Pauly — An historic brand originating in Celle, near Hannover. Their assortment includes pretzels and pretzel sticks, onion rings, popcorn and pizza crackers. (North-Rhine Westphalia)
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Penaten — Invented in 1904 by German pharmacist Max Riese as a reliable skin care for soft baby skin using lanolin as an emulsifying agent. The name comes from Roman mythology — Penaten were gods protecting the household. The package design became one of Germany's iconic brand identities. Today the company is owned by Johnson & Johnson. (North-Rhine Westphalia)
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Pinkus Muller — Of the 150 old beer breweries that once existed in Münster, only one has survived: Pinkus Müller. Pinkus is a name that stands not only for brewing, but also for a long family tradition, with five generations of brewers dating back to 1816. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Pruente — Located in the heart of the Germany's bread-making regions, this is a regionally well-known producer of organic and conventional pumpernickel, whole grain breads and stollen. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Reissdorf Kölsch — Reissdorf Kölsch is very light in color, slightly malty, fairly soft palate, dry finish. The Kölsch is fermented with an ale yeast, but matured at cooler "lagering" temperatures to produce an ale's fruity complexity with a lager's crispness. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Sallos — Salty Licorice Drops for the lover of the astringent, salty licorice (salmiak) taste. These candies originated as natural cough medicine or as remedy for stomach or intestinal problems. Made by Katjes. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Sarotti — A famous brand originating in Berlin and acquired since by Nestle, then sold to the Stollwerck AG and belongs now to the Belgium chocolate giant Bary Callebaut. A famous product used to bethe "Erfrischungsstäbchen" (refreshment sticks) with liquid lemon and orange filling inside dark chocolate. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Schluender — A family owned company for 540 years which originally produced farm bread for the local people. Known for little cakes and Stollen at Christmas time, they were already exporting to the States by the 1950's. Also known for liquor cakes with a long shelf life. (North Rhine-Westphalia)
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Schluender Ruhrtaler — For over 430 years, this traditional family-owned baking enterprise of farmers and bakers has supplied the region with a large variety of ready-to-eat cakes, stollen and traditional Westphalian whole grain breads. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Schogetten — Introduced in 1962, this chocolate brand comes in bite-size pieces. From Ludwig Schokolade, one of Europe's largest chocolate producers located outside Cologne. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Schoko Dragee — Innovative high quality dragees manufacturer with an enormous assortment, including brandy and whiskey-filled chocolate dragees (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Schoko Dragee — Schoko-Dragee began production of high quality dragee in 1986. Dragee is a bite-sized confectionary. Schoko-Dragee makes several varieties -- chocolate, liquid-filled, and hard-shell. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Schulte — A cookie manufacturer with a large Christmas gingerbread, spekulatius and stollen selection, offered as branded or provate label products (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Stollenwerk — Nearly 100 products belong to the wide range of preserved food, like vegetables, fruits and pickled salads,that this traditional company produces. Based outside Cologne, in the heart of the fertile Rhineland. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Storck — Storck is one of the Germany’s greatest success stories in the sweets industries. Founded by August Storck in Werther, north of Bielefeld in Westfalia, the family-owned company developed the world-renowned caramel candy and chocolate brands Werther’s Original, Riesen, Merci, Toffifee in the 1960. Other popular brands include nimm2 Vitamin candies, Bazooka chewing gum and Dickmann’s marshmellow kisses. Even today, Werther’s and Riesen are still being produced in Germany and exported all over the world. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Teekanne — The original tea company, R. Seelig & Hille, was founded in 1882 in Dresden, Germany. It became Teekanne in 1888, and is one of the oldest German trademarks. A top quality herbal and black tea producer. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Trumpf — Developed by famous chocolate maker Leonard Monheim from Aachen in the 1860s. Now the brand is owned by Ludwig Schokolade. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Uerige – Altbier — Of all German beers, Uerige Alt has the highest content of bitter constituents. In spite of – or maybe because of – this, their legendary Altbier from Düsseldorf is full-bodied, aromatic, and agreeable. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Underberg — An herbal digestif made from close to a hundred herbs from 43 countries infudes in high quality liquor. Especially effective after a full meal to aid digestion. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Vita Malz — The leading German malt non-a;coholic beer with a 80 year history. Made with barley malt, hop, inverted sugar and yeast. Marketed as energy drink to athletes. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Warsteiner — In the beginning was a pilsener, the now famous and popular Warsteiner Premium Verum. This pilsener, brewed with top-quality ingredients and the particularly soft water from Warsteiner's own Kaiserquelle, is also available in the non-alcoholic version Warsteiner Premium Fresh. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Wendler — The Wendler GmbH is famous for producing scrumptious nougat (hazelnut cream) bars. The company is now owned by Lambertz. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Zamek — A traditional brand of sauces and seasoning mixes based in Düsseldorf. (North-Rhine Westphalia)
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Zeisner — A high quality maker of curry ketchup made in North-Rhine Westphalia. A family business for more than 100 years. (North-Rhine Westphalia)
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Zentis — Famous jam, fruit spreads and marzipan candy producer from Aachen (North Rhine Westphalia)
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Zentis — The best known product of this company is Aachener plum butter, a perfectly seasoned fruit spread made from 140g of plums per 100g of jam. Also strong in the food ingredient business, suppling fruit pulps to yogurt and pastry producers. (North Rhine Westphalia)
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